Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd )

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Each year, over three million children and adolescents experience some form of traumatic event in their life (Ray, 2014). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a traumatic event (Hamblen, 2009). Some of the events that can cause children and adolescents to suffer from PTSD are natural and man-made disasters, violent crimes, rape, or murder of a parent, school shootings, motor vehicle accidents, severe burns, exposure to community violence, war, peer suicide, and sexual and physical abuse. A social worker must assess the biopsychosocial development and other theories to implement an effective plan to evaluate the needs of the individual.
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a form of a mental health disorder that can be triggered by many different things. These triggers could include terrifying events that could be experienced personally or could also have been witnessed by an individual. Events could include natural disasters, sudden death of a loved one, sexual or physical abuse, child neglect, kidnapping, acts of violence, car crashes, and witnessing another individual going through any of these events. There is not a major difference between PTSD in adults and children, however as adults children who encounter or experience traumatic events have difficult times trying to adjust or cope with dealing…
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